Monday, March 3, 2008

Another Day in the Algarve

After a day off yesterday, the U.S. players hit the weight room this morning and will relax this afternoon before hitting the field at 4 p.m. With the opening match against China just three days away, the team will begin tapering into the game. Good news is that the travel time to the stadium for the first match is only about five minutes by bus. To get to Alvor for the second and third matches will take about 40 minutes. It is another stunning day in the Algarve, with bright sun and just wispy clouds. It's been in the mid-70s all week (but a hot mid-70s). It's no wonder that this area is a popular Spring and Summer destination for older Northern Europeans, who you see walking the streets, sitting at the pubs having a cold one and dining at the many restaurants. Fun thing is, all of the lobster-ish tourists don't seem to mind that they are badly sunburned. Do they sell sunscreen in England?

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